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Former Minister of Aviation – Amaechi Asks Ndi-Igbo to Stop Lamenting Their Woes in Nigeria, but Use Their God’s Given Talent to Conquer the Entire Nation


Elder statesman and first republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi is unhappy with Igbo for constantly bemoaning their situation in Nigeria, telling them to stop lamenting their loss of political power in the country because they could still conquer with what they have.

Speaking at a political round-table organized by the Movement for Greater Anambra State, MOFGAS, in Awka, Amaechi urged them to strive to conquer economic and technical power since the hallmark of every government was to effect development to make life better for the people.

Though Amaechi acknowledged the neglect of Igbo nation, which he said, contributed immensely towards independence and economic growth of the country, he argued that rather than bemoan their situation, Igbo people should exploit their ingenuity by using their technical and business acumen to develop their land.

Giving example with the industrial town of Nnewi, the elder statesman observed that the people of the area have been investing at home, developing their town and providing employment for their people.

Chairman of Presidents of Ohaneze in the Igbo – speaking states of the country, Dr. Chris Eluemuno agreed with Amaechi, insisting that Igbo did not belong to the scheme of things in Nigeria, arguing that until they established a political party that they could call their own, they would remain a toy in the hands of the rest of the people of the country.

In his speech, the chairman of MOFGAS, Chief Shedrack Anakwue said the group’s desire was to seek for a new coalition that would produce a governor after the heart of the people during the next dispensation.

According to him, the body is made up of committed Anambra people cutting across the 21 local government areas with a vision and desire to facilitate and engender good governance in the state.

He said: “What we have in mind is a government that will be devoid of impunity, nepotism, denominational discrimination and all the divisive tendencies that are capable of tearing us apart. Rather, we desire a governor that will unite us as a people with common goal”.

Also contributing, a former governorship aspirant in the state, Dr. Alex Obiogbolu said Anambra was tired of slogans, adding that ‘now is time to action’.

According to him, a leader must be capable of mobilizing the people, creating jobs, judiciously mobilizing state resources and be held accountable at the end of his tenure.

Governor Willie Obiano, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, APC chieftain, Chief George Moghalu and leader of PPA in the state, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo were represented at the ceremony, while former Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, among others, attended.

1 Comment on Former Minister of Aviation – Amaechi Asks Ndi-Igbo to Stop Lamenting Their Woes in Nigeria, but Use Their God’s Given Talent to Conquer the Entire Nation

  1. This Movement must tell itself the bitter truth of life which is that it has died a natural death it was destined to die. IPOD is also heading to its gallows. The movements have no structures and so represent a gathering faceless persons and characters of diverse passions. They should transform into a Multi-purpose Cooperative Movement and solicit for bank support . The members will be gainfully engaged in economic ventures nd help the nation and themselves grow and develop. Igbos should now exit self pity syndrome, learn to be self confident, use their God given industrious and entrepreneurial talents to conquer the nation once again and take over their leadership position. Enough of this violence and militancy. It is not in our life and can never be our life. For over Thirty gruesome months Igbos fought fought Hausa Fulani Yoruba and other minorities Coalition Army that occupied Biafra Teritory. More than 450,000 Biafra soldiers and civilians died. Today Biafra is back to Nigeria to face the same problems of ”monkey de work baboon de chop”that caused the war. We shall be in Nigeria to float or sink with the rest of Nigerians.

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